Some of you might be asking, how many Fairies can Link hold in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Carrying around Fairies during your adventure could be a lifesaver. Just like in previous Zelda games, having a Fairy in the inventory will revive Link when he’s incapacitated. They can also be used to make a potent Health-restoring Elixir. But what is the maximum amount of Fairy that Link can hold in the game? Let’s explain.
How Many Fairies Link Can Hold in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
By default, Link can hold up to four Fairies in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. They will also stop spawning once you have four of them in the inventory. Make sure you carry three or fewer Fairy for them to spawn again. If you already have four Fairies, you can cook them into Fairy Tonic or release them from your inventory.
Fairies always spawn in threes in circular ponds near Skyview Towers in the sky islands. Sometimes they appear inside caves too. If you walk near them, they will instantly flee. So you have to crouch slowly while approaching them. Alternatively, you could increase your Stealth by wearing the Stealth Set or the Yiga Armor or drinking the Sneaky Elixir. In case they are hovering out of your reach, just be patient and wait, as they should lower down eventually. Fairies will only respawn after a Blood Moon if you end up clearing out a spawn location.
How to Farm Fairies
As written above, a Fairy will be automatically consumed when you die and restores five Hearts. They can also be cooked into Fairy Tonic. The more Fairies you use, the more potent the Elixir becomes:
- Fairy x1 = Fairy Tonic restores 7 Hearts
- Fairy x2 = Fairy Tonic restores 17 Hearts
- Fairy x3 = Fairy Tonic restores 27 Hearts
For this reason, holding a lot of Fairy to farm them for Tonics in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is pretty crucial. And you can actually bypass the four Fairy limitations. To do so, hold a Fairy, but do not release them, so Link has only two Fairies in the inventory. More Fairies will spawn in the area. Then you should be able to collect three more for a maximum capacity of five Fairies.
Afterward, you can cook them into Fairy Tonics until you have only two left. Repeat this as often as you can. Before you’re done cooking Fairy Tonics, make sure you still have four of them in inventory. Reddit user spiffytech has found four great spots to farm Fairy in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Check out the locations below. The spot near Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower is considered to be the best place to farm Fairies because there’s a Cooking Pot nearby:
|-2331, 0783, 0609||Southwest of Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower, near Taunhiy Shrine|
|-3707, -0997, 1715||Northeast of Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower|
|-2255, -2373, 1120||Southwest of Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower|
|3921, -1119, 1325||North of Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower|
Why Fairies Won’t Respawn Again in My Save?
Are you playing Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pre-Patch 1.1.2 and did the duplication glitch where you held one item then dropped another? There is a chance that it could end up deleting your Fairy in your inventory, according to Reddit user epiloso.
If the duped item wasn’t the last item in your inventory, it would erase the next item every time it does the duplication process. Eventually, it would get to the Fairy slot in the inventory. Then, although the Fairy as an item is already gone from your inventory, the game still thinks you are holding them. Especially if you already hold the maximum amount of five Fairies in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The game thinks they still exist in your inventory and won’t spawn them again.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on Nintendo Switch.